- Juventus are keen to land Zinedine Zidane and are set to battle Manchester United
- The Frenchman in repeatedly linked as replacement by United for under-fire Jose Mourinho
- Juventus want Zidane to resume as the club's CEO when Beppe Marotta leaves office next month
Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has emerged as a surprise target for Serie A champions Juventus.
According to a UK Sun report citing Italian newspaper Tuttosport, the Frenchman, who had a spell at the Turin-based outfit, is being considered to for the position of CEO when incumbent chief, Beppe Marotta leaves the post in November.
The 46-year-old Frenchman is repeatedly, linked with the Manchester United’s hot-seat, following the Red Devils poor star to the new campaign.
And the latest move from Juventus, could further add more pressure on Man United chiefs, who are keen on landing the former World Cup winner.
Interestingly, SunSport, reported that the former Real Madrid boss had informed Mourinho that he was not interested in taking his job at Old Trafford despite underground moves.
At the last count, Zidane won two Serie A titles and the Ballon d'Or in his five seasons at Juventus and is likely to opt for a reunion with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
At the moment, the Italian champions, who are in the hunt for their fifth-successive Serie A and Coppa Italia double are still under the tutelage of Massimiliano Allegri.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has come to terms with the fact that his employers are getting ready to sack him after getting a call from Zinedine Zidane.
The former Real Madrid manager has been heavily linked to take over from the Portuguese manager after United's poor string of results.
But the Frenchman is worried Mourinho may think he was plotting behind his back that he got in touch.
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